4 Home Building Trends to Watch in 2022

Jan 5, 2022

If you can dream it, SoCo Wood & Windows can make it happen with windows, doors, and custom millwork. But we understand that the prospect of picking out flooring, trim, doors, windows, along with all the other finishes, can be overwhelming, and the thousands of options can leave you feeling confused and filled with self-doubt.

Does this sound familiar?

At the beginning of the project: “Wow! Cool! I get to pick out everything I want for my house! Designing my home will be fun!”

Six months later: “OMG, what did I get myself into? I have no idea what to choose, and I am worried my house will look terrible!”

Have no fear; that’s why we are here. We want to help you bring your vision to life. And to get the juices flowing, we thought we’d share a few trends we see taking hold in 2022.

Patterned hardwoods:

Patterned Hardwood Trends

As people are spending more time at home, they are developing more interest in flooring patterns. And we get it – we love milling stunning wood floors that would be hard to find from a big box store. We are seeing people more interested in Old World craftsmanship with two-tone inlays, patterns, or even different tones. In 2022, we expect to see lighter hardwood flooring, whether in one room or even just part of a room, and more patterns such as horizontal and diagonal stripes, mix and match widths and lengths, parquet, and square basket.

Multiple window banks:

Marvin Window – Signature Ultimate Line Trend
Photo: Marvin Window – Signature Ultimate Line

Due to the rise of pantry walls, island bases with plenty of storage, and lower cabinets that allow homeowners to skip upper cabinets, we expect to see windows for miles. Well, maybe not for miles, but certainly multiple window banks that let in natural light and allow you to see the world from your kitchen.

Flexible doors for wide openings:

Marvin Bi-Fold Door from their Signature Ultimate Collection Trend
Photo: Marvin Bi-Fold Door from their Signature Ultimate Collection

Flexible doors are a hot trend, and we understand why. With open floor plans and broader openings between spaces becoming more popular, interior bi-fold, double pocket, and barn doors will allow you to close off an area or keep it open, depending on what you are using the space for at that moment. According to the designers we work with, clients are asking for interior doors that provide flexibility but are also aesthetically pleasing. Or even make a statement.

Desirable sustainability and efficiency:

Andersen 400 Series Doors and Windows trends for superior energy efficiency.
Photo: Andersen 400 Series Doors and Windows for superior energy efficiency. 

Sustainable building practices are a hot trend in building, as they should be. High-performance windows help homeowners reduce energy use and save them money. Even better, energy-efficient windows mean a more comfortable home for you. Why? Because high-performance windows regulate how much heat enters and leaves your home. You can feel good about helping minimize your impact on the environment.

Give us a call today to tell us about your 2022 project. We look forward to helping you create the home you love and deserve.